Congress Venue


Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, located northeast of Osaka. It is known for its well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. The most popular attraction in Kanazawa is probably the Kenroku-en Garden which is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.

Connections: the closest airport to Kanazawa is the Komatsu Airport. Shinkansen trains stop at the Kanazawa Station. For detailed information and schedules, please refer to their websites.


Playing Site: KKR Hotel Kanazawa

The 4th Japan Go Congress will take place in the KKR Hotel Kanazawa. It is a modern 4-star hotel located directly north of the Kanazawa Castle park and 10 minutes of walk to the famous Kenroku-en garden. The hotel's Houou hall will be the main playing site and offers direct view on the park for up to 300 people. It is used for special events such as weddings, concerts, and now for the Go congress.

KKR Hotel Kanazawa

Houou Hall


KKR Hotel Kanazawa

A modern 4-star hotel in Kanazawa where all congress events are taking place.

Walking distance: same building
Hotel Website

Hotel Econo Kanazawa Katamachi

One of the cheaper hotels in Kanazawa.
For congress participants we were able to reserve 10 single rooms and 5 twin bed rooms.

Walking distance: 1700m
Address: 2 Chome-23-7 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Shaq big house

The dormitori has 2 japanese-style rooms (for 2 people), 1 room with 2 bunk beds (for 4 people), and a big room with 6 bunk beds (for 12 people). Shared toilet, shower and kitchen. Owner operates a cozy cafe/bar on the ground floor.

Walking distance: 600m
Hostel Website